Prospect Highlights: Two Key Hits From Alen Hanson, Triple By Mel Rojas Jr.

In Trenton over the weekend, Alen Hanson had two hits that drove in two runs apiece. While he probably isn’t expected to drive in many runs at the top of the order, Hanson actually leads all Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players with 30 RBIs since May 1st. During that time span, he has 17 extra-base hits. The first big hit was from Friday night’s 11-2 win. Hanson had three RBIs in the game, two of them coming on this double over the center fielder’s head. An interesting thing about these highlights is that they come from both sides of the plate.

On Sunday, Hanson plated two more runs with this single.

Mel Rojas Jr. hit this triple for Indianapolis on Saturday night. Since being promoted to AAA, he has a .367/.424/.467 line in nine games. On the season between Altoona and Indianapolis, Rojas has an .834 OPS.

Finally, we have a highlight from a non-prospect that is too good to pass up. Vance Worley threw eight innings yesterday for Indianapolis, picked up the win and hit this home run. It was his first home run since 2010 and third of his career, all in the minors.

  • Why is he considered a 4th OF? Is he a little above average in everything but not great in everything?

    • deacs,FWIW ,from what I have seen of Mel Rojas,only in an organization such as the Pirates, and possibly a few others, would he be considered just as a 4th OF prospect.

  • Rojas is coming like a freight train.